Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Friday that John P. Jordan farm in northern Jackson County has received the first Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan for agricultural producers following Hurricane Michael.

The Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan is a short-term, interest-free loan program available to agricultural producers located in designated disaster areas that experienced physical and/or economic damaged as a result of Hurricane Michael.

The John P. Jordan Farm has been serving the Bascom community, about 30 miles southeast of Dothan, since 2002 and grows peanuts and cotton to be distributed throughout Florida and Georgia.

“We are so grateful to Governor DeSantis for activating the Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan for the upcoming growing season. We also want to thank the farmers and the community of Jackson County for advocating for this program,” John and Cindy Jordan said. “This loan will help us restore our crops and create a more resilient farmland.”

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